The British shoot of Robin Hood: Prince Of Thieves (1991) had to do battle with weather, pregnancy, editing issues and a regretful head of the BBFC. The 24th James Bond film meanwhile, Spectre, was in a race against the clock from day one. Stories of both are discussed in this episode!
In the latest episode of Film Stories with Simon Brew, Simon zeroes in on a pair of sequels. First up is Hot Shots! Part Deux, a film that spoofed action hero rescue movies. But as it turns out, that was the third choice for the direction the film should go. Then, a look at Die Hard 4.0 (2007), and the constant on-set rewrites, that pushed the film right up to its very tight deadline.
In the latest episode of Film Stories with Simon Brew, Simon examines the huge studio collaboration of 1996's Twister, and how it came about when a Godzilla movie collapsed. Then, the aftermath of 2009's X-Men Origins: Wolverine, and the ramifications of the film leaking onto the internet a month early.